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  1. AAA
    Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  2. ABG
    Arterial blood gas
  3. ADA
    American diabetic association
  4. ADL
    Activities of daily living
  5. ADR
    Adverse drug reaction
  6. AKA
    Above the knee amputation
  7. alb
    albumin
  8. AMA
    Against medical advice
  9. AMI
    Acute myocardial infarction
  10. A+Ox3
    Alert and oriented to person, place and time
  11. A&P
    Auscultation and percussion
  12. ARF
    Acute renal failure
  13. ASA
    Aspirin
  14. ASAP
    As soon as possible
  15. ASHD
    Arteriosclerotic heart disease
  16. BBB
    Bundle branch block
  17. BE
    Barium enema
  18. BKA
    Below the knee amputation
  19. BM
    Bone marrow, bowel movement
  20. BP
    Blood pressure
  21. BPH
    Benign prostatic hypertrophy
  22. BRB
    Bright red blood
  23. BRP
    Bathroom privileges
  24. BS
    Bowel or breath sounds, blood sugar
  25. BSO
    Bilateral salpingoophorectomy
  26. BUN
    Blood urea nitrogen
  27. bx
    Biopsy
  28. CA
    Cancer
  29. CABG
    Coronary artery bypass graft
  30. CAD
    Coronary artery disease
  31. CAT
    Computerized axial tomography
  32. CBC
    Complete blood count
  33. CC
    Chief complaint
  34. CHF
    Congestive heart failure
  35. CHO
    Carbohydrate
  36. chol
    Cholesterol
  37. chole
    Cholescystectomy
  38. CNS
    Central nervous system
  39. c/o
    Complains of
  40. CO
    Cardiac output
  41. COPD
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  42. CPAP
    Continuous positive airway pressure
  43. CPK
    Creatinine phosphokinase
  44. CPR
    Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  45. CRF
    Chronic renal failure
  46. CSF
    Cerebrospinal fluid
  47. CT
    Computerized tomography
  48. C&S
    Culture and sensitivity
  49. CVA
    Cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
  50. CXR
    Chest x-ray
  51. D5W
    Dextrose 5% in water
  52. dat
    Diet as tolerated
  53. DC
    Discontinue or discharge
  54. D&C
    Dilation and curettage
  55. DJD
    Degenerative joint disease
  56. DKA
    Diabetic ketoacidosis
  57. DM
    Diabetes mellitus
  58. DNR
    Do not resuscitate
  59. DOA
    Dead on arrival
  60. DOE
    Dyspnea on exertion
  61. DTR
    Deep tendon reflex
  62. DVT
    Deep vein thrombosis
  63. dx
    Diagnosis
  64. ECG
    Electrocardiogram
  65. ECHO
    Echocardiogram
  66. ECT
    Electroconvulsive therapy
  67. EEG
    Electroencephalogram
  68. EENT
    Eyes, ears, nose, throat
  69. EGD
    Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  70. EKG
    Electrocardiogram
  71. ET
    Endotracheal
  72. ETOH
    Ethanol, alcohol
  73. FBS
    Fasting blood sugar
  74. FFP
    Fresh frozen plasma
  75. FH
    Family history
  76. FIO2
    Fraction of inspired oxygen
  77. FU
    Follow-up
  78. FUO
    Fever of unknown origin
  79. fx
    Fracture
  80. GFR
    Glomerular filtration rate
  81. GI
    Gastrointestinal
  82. gluc
    Glucose
  83. GSW
    Gun shot wound
  84. gtt
    Drop
  85. GTT
    Glucose tolerance test
  86. GU
    Genitourinary
  87. HA
    Headache
  88. Hct
    Hematocrit
  89. HCTZ
    Hydrochlorothiazide
  90. HDL
    High density lipoprotien
  91. HEENT
    Head, eyes, ears, nose and throat
  92. H/H
    Hemoglobin/hematocrit
  93. HH
    Hiatal hernia
  94. Hgb
    Hemoglobin
  95. HJR
    Hepatojugular reflex
  96. hpf
    High power field
  97. HPI
    History of present illness
  98. hs
    Bedtime
  99. HTN
    Hypertension
  100. hx
    History
  101. IBW
    Ideal body weight
  102. I&D
    Incision and drainage
  103. I&O
    Input and output
  104. IM
    Intramuscular
  105. IMV
    Intermittent mandatory ventilation
  106. INH
    Isoniazid
  107. IV
    Intravenous
  108. IVP
    Intravenous pyelogram
  109. KUB
    Kidney, ureter, bladder
  110. KVO
    Keep vein open
  111. LFT
    Liver function tests
  112. LMP
    Last menstrual period
  113. LDL
    Low density lipoprotein
  114. LOC
    Loss of consciousness, laxative of choice
  115. LTC
    Long term care
  116. LVH
    Left ventricular hypertrophy
  117. lytes
    Electrolytes (Na, K, Cl, HCO3)
  118. met
    Metastasis
  119. MI
    Myocardial infarction
  120. MOM
    Milk of magnesia
  121. MRI
    Magnetic resonance imaging
  122. MVA
    Motor vehicle accident
  123. NAD
    No acute distress
  124. NAS
    No added salt
  125. NG
    Nasogastric
  126. NKA
    No known allergies
  127. nl
    Normal
  128. NPO
    Nothing by mouth
  129. NS
    Normal saline
  130. NSAID
    Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
  131. NSR
    Normal sinus rhythm
  132. N&V
    Nausea and vomiting
  133. NVD
    Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
  134. OBS
    Organic brain syndrome
  135. OOB
    Out of bed
  136. OT
    Occupational therapy
  137. OTC
    Over-the-counter
  138. PAC
    Premature atrial contraction
  139. PE
    Physical exam, pulmonary embolism
  140. PERRLA
    Pupils, equal, round, regular, react to light and accommodation
  141. PFT
    Pulmonary function test
  142. PID
    Pelvic inflammatory disease
  143. PMH
    Past medical history
  144. PND
    Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea or post nasal drip
  145. po
    By mouth
  146. pr
    Per rectum
  147. PRBC
    Packed red blood cells
  148. prn
    As necessary
  149. pro
    protein
  150. pt
    Patient
  151. PT
    Physical therapy, prothrombin time
  152. PTA
    Prior to admission
  153. PTT
    Partial thromboplastin time
  154. PUD
    Peptic ulcer disease
  155. PVC
    Premature ventricular contraction
  156. qs
    Quantity sufficient
  157. RA
    Rheumatoid arthritis
  158. R/O
    Rule out
  159. ROM
    Range of motion
  160. RRR
    Regular rate and rhythm
  161. Rx
    Treatment
  162. s
    Without
  163. SC
    Subcutaneous
  164. SH
    Social history
  165. SOAP
    Subjective, objective, assessment, plan
  166. SOB
    Shortness of breath
  167. S/P
    Status post
  168. S&S
    Signs and symptoms
  169. Stat
    Immediately
  170. SQ
    Subcutaneous
  171. Sx
    Symptoms
  172. TIA
    Transient ischemic attack
  173. Tmax
    Maximum temperature
  174. TPN
    Total parenteral nutrition
  175. TURP
    Transurethral resection of the prostate
  176. Tx
    Treatment, therapy
  177. U/A
    Urinalysis
  178. URI
    Upper respiratory infection
  179. UTI
    Urinary tract infection
  180. VF
    Ventricular flutter or fibrillation
  181. VO
    Verbal order
  182. V/Q
    Ventilation-perfusion
  183. VT
    Ventricular tachycardia
  184. VS
    Vital signs
  185. WBC
    White blood count
  186. WC
    Wheelchair
  187. WDWN
    Well developed, well nourished
  188. WF
    White female
  189. WM
    White male
  190. WNL
    Within normal limits
  191. WU
    Work up
  192. w/o
    Without
  193. y/o
    year old
  194. delta
    change
  195. 1o
    Primary, first degree, one hour
  196. 2o
    Secondary, second degree, two hours

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